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    "Growing Urgency"

    (Jesus said) "Let these words sink into your ears: the Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men" Luke 9:44

    Coming down with His three disciples from the Mountain of Transfiguration, Jesus encounters a demon that His other disciples are unable to cast out. With divine might and majesty, Jesus overpowers the demon and sends him away. The crowd is completely amazed and stands marveling at what God has done. Jesus knows His disciples are still clinging to hopes of an earthly kingdom, and He doesn't want them to get swept away by the excitement of the crowds. So He turned to talk directly to them. To get their attention He could have easily said, "Listen carefully." Instead, He says something even more striking: "Let these words sink into your ears."

    And what are the extremely important words Jesus has to tell them? They are these: "The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men." Despite their dreams, and the hope of the crowd following them, Jesus' suffering is close at hand. He is "about to be delivered into the hands of men."

    But Jesus reveals one more painful fact about His coming suffering He did not reveal the first time: it will come about through an act of betrayal. Of course, Jesus knows the identity of His betrayer, but He withholds that information, for now. Not only will He be rejected and, consequently, subjected to violent brutalities and death, but treachery will be connected with these events as well.

    The disciples fail to understand and are afraid to ask Jesus anything about it. The suspense is building as Jesus' destiny-and our salvation-draw near.


    PRAYER:Almighty God, Your Son single-mindedly set His steps to fulfill Your plan to save the world. Give me an unwavering faith to follow Him all my days. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
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    Pastor, I wasn't expecting to post here. I came with a message and thought I'd post it in Politics, but it is parallel to what you share here.

    Most holy Lord of Creation, Jesus Christ, I, H___ V___ T___, your faithful servant and recipient of Grace, do send forth this warning on the Wings of Your great love for your creation, especially we, created in Your very image. One needn’t look far to see the ungodly changes taking place in our world. It’s what we do with the knowledge of the facts we are confronted with that will determine our destinies. Holy One break through the veil hanging over the eyes of Your people. Shake us and break us and remake us, to be Your light in this growing darkness. All for Your glory, I ask. Amen.

    “My understanding of Biblical prophecy is that “Mystery Babylon’s” time is almost up…” --Marcus--

    http://www.takebackourrights.org/doc...ll%20page.html


    P.S.

    KEYS TO VICTORY AND SUCCESS:
    1. Trust God with EVERY detail of your life…past, present and future.
    1. Thank God for EVERY detail of your life…past, present and future.
    1. Praise God FOR ALL things in your life…not in spite of all things. Even your mistakes and failures! He is the great Over-Ruler.
    1. Believe that God has EVERYTHING to do with EVERY aspect of your life.
    1. Thank God that He has control of ALL things regarding you.
    1. Believe and confess that He can and will work ALL things for His highest and best purposes in your life.
    1. Rest in the promise that HE IS ABLE to complete the work(s) He has begun in your life. He is the Potter…just be the clay.
    1. Thank God that you can do ALL things THROUGH CHRIST who dwells in you.
    1. Thank God for HIS SPIRIT working in your life…even when you cannot sense His presence.
    1. Trust and believe Him to show you EVERY detail of His plan for your life…as you seek Him and wait at His throne.

    Have no fear, we are on the winning team and we can take that to the Bank of Heaven!





    Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD...
    --Psalm 33:12--

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